The statement went on to say that the reason for the having snow plow operators drive around with their plows up was to save on wear and tear on the plow blades. "We think this is a great idea," responded Billy Towner of Towner Roofing who has a plowing contract with the city. "Those things are spendy and this will save us a ton of money."
When asked by residents how the city expected to get the streets cleared with all the plows running with the their blades up McSpenderson replied "We think residents can shovel the streets themselves. In fact we are instituting a new $500 fine for people who don't shovel the street in front their house."
Funds collected for the new fine will go to pay new seat warmers in the City Council and Mayor's offices.